Manchester United ‘monitor’ Lyon frontman amid fresh Ronald Araujo ‘transfer boost’
A look at the latest Manchester United transfer rumours as Ralf Rangnick and his men prepare to face Tottenham in a crucial clash in the race for top four.
Dembélé has been linked with a summer switch to Old Trafford
While Arsenal are in the driving seat, Spurs have Champions League ambitions of their own, currently just two points behind fifth-place United, and with two games in hand.
Winning this game will be crucial for Ralf Rangnick’s men if they are to boost their chances of landing a top-four spot.
In the meantime, preparations will already be underway for next season, and here we round up all the latest transfer rumours ahead of the summer.
Eyes on Dembélé
United are said to be considering a move for Lyon forward Moussa Dembele.
According to The Daily Mail, the Red Devils are tracking the Frenchman, who has scored an impressive 41 goals in 95 league games for Lyon.
Dembele could be available for around £25million, according to the report, and he might be an viable option for United as they look to add depth up top.
Araujo chances grown
United’s chances of landing Barcelona star Ronald Araujo appear to be on the up.
Araujo is out of contract in 2023, and so far, the centre-back has reportedly rejected contract advances, with Barca looking to save money on his renewal to make big moves over the summer.
According to Sport via SportWitness, Araujo’s camp won’t be shy in looking out for the player, and could look elsewhere if Barca don’t stump up the cash.
That might give the Red Devils a big opportunity, especially with the uncertainty surround Chelsea’s transfer situation.
Jadon Sancho has revealed a number of players from other Premier League clubs tried to sign last summer.
Sancho joined United on a £73million deal in the summer, but says he could have gone elsewhere.
The winger told Sky Germany: “I’ve met Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw with the national team.
“They always said: ‘Come to United’. There were also the guys from Chelsea and Liverpool, who all tried to convince me of their club, but it only really got serious after the European Championship [last summer].”